Coke & Osteoporosis

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    A Bone to Pick with Cola?
    By Dr. David Katz, ABC News
    October 15, 2006

    A recent study by investigators at Tufts University suggests that cola soft drink consumption may increase the risk of osteoporosis. If true, this association can be added to a list of potential adverse effects of soda intake that includes obesity, diabetes, dental cares (cavities), and dyspepsia (indigestion and heartburn).

    The Tufts study, conducted by Dr. Katharine Tucker and colleagues, and published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed an association between cola intake and osteoporosis risk in a group of 2500 adults near age 60 in the Framingham Osteoporosis Study.

    The study was observational, rather than a clinical trial in which one group receives an intervention and another does not. Participants were surveyed about their dietary habits, and bone density was assessed using a standard technique called dual-energy absorptiometry. The greater the consumption of cola, including diet cola, and to a lesser extent decaffeinated cola, the lower the bone density. As compared to those reporting cola intake less than once a month, those with daily intake had 3-6% lower bone density measures on average.

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    Blah - I don't wanna live forever anyway :)
     
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    It's a good incentive for me to work harder at breaking my habit of drinking diet Coke or run the risk of possibly looking like Quasimodo (sp???) later in life. :)
     
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    Makes sense, as the carbonation does dissolve bone, although I'm not sure if it has been shown to lower pH within the body. Also the trade off from tap water would reduce floride intake.
     
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    Nope, carbination is not the reason to lay off the coke. Caffeine is the problem. Calcium uptake is lowered and sometimes removed. The carbination myth came from faulty research in the early 90's, and the reason they believe it did this was because carbinated drinks usually replaced drinking milk.

    All caffeine loaded products are bad for health.
     
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    Interesting. But I think your blanket statment, last sentence is a little drastic. Coffee has been shown to be good for many people, and of course like nearly everything else it depends on the dose.
     
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    Yup, my last statement was a little to general. I'll try again:


    All caffeine loaded products are bad for anyone still growing.
     
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    Early human trials are underway in the U.S....

    Osteoporosis in mice reversed with stem cell therapy
    March 17, 2016 - Early trials of the technique are underway with humans in the United States, researchers said.
     

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